They had her give the weather update, and even let her mangle the word “amok.”
I could not give up the ancestral home to her, to mar and mangle and destroy.
We do not speak of such expressions as, Has your mother sold her mangle?
Her means of support, a mangle, stood in the little room in which she had lived since she had raised herself up again.
Must they mangle the corpse when they have extinguished life?
But I have not finished my story, and if you interrupt me again I shall turn the mangle instead of talking to you.
But would you say it long I mean the way that it came out of the mangle?
The windows are smashed in, woodwork and all, and the only thing untouched in the place is a mangle in the kitchen.
“Look at the way they mangle their metaphors,” Nancy complained to Betty.
Mrs. Hardy thought for a minute, and then said, ‘I should think that the mangle would do it.’
"to mutilate," c.1400, from Anglo-French mangler, frequentative of Old French mangoner "cut to pieces," of uncertain origin, perhaps connected with Old French mahaignier "to maim, mutilate, wound" (see maim). Meaning "to mispronounce (words), garble" is from 1530s. Related: Mangled; mangling.
clothes-pressing machine, 1774, from Dutch mangel, apparently short for mangelstok, from stem of mangelen to mangle, from Middle Dutch mange, ultimately from root of mangonel.